From the Westbank to New Orleans East, there is a vibrant community of over 20,000 Vietnamese New Orleanians. Once a week host Kim Vu invites a guest to chat about Vietnamese etiquette, ancient proverbs, Vietnamese events in New Orleans, and Vietnamese food. A Vietnamese-American recently arrived from California, Kim combines her own discovery of the local Vietnamese community with her deep familiarity and love of Vietnamese life and customs. Kim and guests weave a tapestry of fun and pho, Hanoi and poboy, as VietNola explores the world of Vietnamese New Orleanians, here and in Vietnam.
Husband and wife Tom Lasher and Dr. Mai Do met in a coffeehouse on Magazine Street when he was a consultant working on post-disaster Katrina and she took a job as a professor at Tulane instead of returning home to Vietnam. The rest is bi-racial, bi-national history.